This idea came to me when I saw a magazine on the counter, and realized that people wanting to kill time will often just pick up a magazine to read about new products, even though they may not be actively searching to buy anything in particular.

I think something like this for freedom respecting software and hardware would be really cool. Like, just a 5 page PDF or something similar with screenshots and pictures of cool projects organized in a easy to understand digest way could be a cool way to find new projects to follow. If I’ve got nothing better to be doing, I’d much rather glance through new FOSS projects I could potentially find interesting and want to follow, rather than a random magazine on things I don’t care about.

I personally would love to have a place to download something like this on a weekly basis so I can flip through it on my phone when I’ve got nothing better to do, or I’m waiting for something. I might even go about trying to make one myself to share with people.

I realize this is kind of a pointless post, but I thought I’d share the idea anyway. If other people would be interested in something similar to this, I’d highly consider trying to make a few and see how it comes out.

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This is the magazine I would love to see at my dentist’s office.

@noklue
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@SirLotsaLocks
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I would love to see a pretty list of libre source software coming out and updating. It’s somewhat dificult to tell whats going on the libre software world.

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@Zach777
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It is more about Linux than FOSS in general tbh. Lwn.net is great, but it is not general FOSS world focused.

@southerntofu
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Well there are FOSS-oriented online/offline magazine. But i don’t know a single one that’s :

  • participatory
  • non-profit
  • fully free-software (including infrastructure and design tools)

If some folks here are interested in building something like this, so am i! We just need a competent webdesigner to get started ;)

@dumpsterlid
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I used to watch DT on youtube because he covered open source stuff until I ran into one of his videos where he exposed he was an asshat when he went off about how “broken people” are trying to inject ethics into foss with the ethical software movement.

ughh we need people like him that dont suck doing the kind of thing you describe

@cvieira
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I watch DT quite a bit, but Ive never seen him go off about ‘broken people’. Do you happen to have a link?

@dumpsterlid
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This is the video that made me unsubscribe from him, I don’t actually know that much about the ethical software movement but even if he was right the philosophical framing he applies to the whole conversation is really problematic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQW2iOwwMsE

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@dumpsterlid
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I mean whether it is or it isn’t, DT used it as a pretext to trot out his dumpster views

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@dumpsterlid
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Honestly there is a discussion to have here, especially about how much of substance “good ol’ Stallman” really has to say in the realm of ethics based upon his behavior but my comments where about DT and the above video.

If you wanna talk about that, watch the video.

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@dumpsterlid
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Yah I mean thats fair. I just think again DT makes such a shitty point out of this in the linked video. I mean look at the damn comments and all the toxic waste of human beings it brings out of the wood work who are like “yah DT, this is why I love you!”.

Its not a cute look.

heartsfail
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Just chiming in to say that I’d be really interested in a magazine like this as well.

Metawish
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this would be pretty awesome, and, if this is a 5 page each month, you could do a bi-yearly print collection to distribute to people irl and maybe get them interested in FLOSS. Or 5 pages every two weeks for a quarterly release.

What is libre culture?

Libre culture is all about empowering people. While the general philosophy stems greatly from the free software movement, libre culture is much broader and encompasses other aspects of culture such as music, movies, food, technology, etc.

Some beliefs include but aren’t limited to:

  • That copyright should expire after a certain period of time.
  • That knowledge should be available to people, not locked away.
  • That no entity should have unjust control or possession of others.
  • That mass surveillance is about mass control, not justice.
  • That we can all band together to help liberate each other.

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